Energy & Marine Center

Pasco County’s Energy and Marine Center is located on a coastal hammock on the Salt Springs Run Estuary in Port Richey, Florida.  This facility is ideal for research  involving coastal ecology, wetlands, marshlands, and estuarine environments.  Here Salt Springs drain into the Gulf of Mexico providing comparisons between freshwater and saltwater environments.  The center is surrounded by marsh grasses, three species of mangrove, and oyster bars.  Frequent visitors to the center outside of the students, includes raccoons, foxes, armadillos, marsh hares, marsh periwinkles, egrets, herons,  stingrays, fiddler crabs, turtles and tortoises, dolphin, the occasional manatee, and much much more.

The EMC currently supports our Marine Explorer Programs for all 4th graders within the district and is also used for EcoResearchers Program

 Donna Hoague (Elementary)                         Josh McCart (High School)         727 774 0580                                                                727 774 0587 Dhoague@pasco.k12.fl.us                                 Jmccart@pasco.k12.fl.us


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